re·​house | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈhau̇z How to pronounce rehouse (audio) \
rehoused; rehousing; rehouses

Definition of rehouse

transitive verb

: to house again or anew especially : to establish in a new or different housing unit of a better quality

Examples of rehouse in a Sentence

The organization is working to rehouse families who were displaced in the fire.

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For 15 years, she's nursed them back to health and rehoused them in the US. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Almost 100 dogs had nowhere to go during Hurricane Dorian. A woman in Nassau took all of them in herself," 3 Sep. 2019 Danny Rose has attracted interest from across Europe, but is yet to find a new home – although transfer deadline variation means that Spurs still have the best part of a month to rehouse him., "Tottenham Hopeful of Completing Double Signing Before Transfer Deadline," 2 Aug. 2019 With more than 15,000 people per square kilometer in Jakarta– twice the density of Singapore — there’s little space to build more without rehousing thousands of families. Arys Aditya And Tassia Sipahutar / Bloomberg, Time, "Indonesia Plans to Move Its Capital to the Island of Borneo," 26 Aug. 2019 The land of the free has a proud history of resettling refugees from far-off places, rehousing many more than any other country. The Economist, "The White House ditches half a century of immigration law," 20 July 2019 Another was rehoused after initially being housed in a basement apartment with a rotting bathroom floor, mice, and dangerous electrical hook-ups, the review said. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Some refugees resettling in America find gun violence instead of peace," 27 June 2018 The upshot is that they are rehoused—or, rather, housed—in a small rural community, with a school for Tom and a job, felling Christmas trees, for Will. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "“Leave No Trace” and “Three Identical Strangers”," 21 June 2018 British Prime Minister Theresa May said after the fire that every resident would be rehoused in three weeks. Sarah Tilotta, CNN, "'I am broken': A year on and still no justice for Grenfell fire victims," 13 June 2018 Three days after the fire, British Prime Minister Theresa May confidently vowed that all the victims would be rehoused in three weeks. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "‘Trapped like a cat in a cage’: London’s Grenfell Tower survivors look back on the deadliest fire in modern British history," 13 June 2018

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1817, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of rehouse

British : to give (a person or animal) a different and usually better place to live

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